FCASV Summit: Seeing & Believing in 2020

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Summit 2020 Workshops

Please select one workshop for each time period.

Workshop Descriptions for Session A (Wednesday, May 20th, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm):

Restorative Justice: Repairing the Harm after Sexual Assault (Part 1)
Gretchen Casey; Restorative Justice Facilitator; Amend Initiative
Restorative Justice is not commonly understood or practiced in every community. The concept and practice of restorative justice is a challenge for people who are unfamiliar with it. Facilitated, reparative conversations can invite individuals to discuss uncomfortable events. In doing so, we honor and learn from the past, and prevent repeating mistakes. That is how we unlearn harm. This two-part workshop will introduce the concept of restorative justice and illustrate how the facilitation of restorative justice practices increase justice, repair harm, and demonstrate accountability.

Creating a Mock Sexual Assault Response Training
Carol Messam-Gordon; Program Coordinator; Palm Beach County Victim Services & Certified Rape Crisis Center Molly McConnell; Grant Coordinator; Palm Beach County Victim Services & Certified Rape Crisis Center Marci Rex, Esq.; Assistant State Attorney; State Attorney’s Office, 15th Judicial Circuit
Attendees of this workshop will explore the benefits of engaging their SART members in a mock sexual assault case by demonstrating a step-by-step response. Participants of this training will learn how to create and facilitate a mock training in order to strengthen a comprehensive sexual assault response. Attendees will be able to support sexual assault survivors through a victim-centered approach by providing an enhanced understanding of key components in the SART process.

Referrals for Unintended Pregnancy
Monika M. Gillard, CHE; Major Gifts Officer; Provide, Inc.
Healthcare and social service providers often serve as a critical link to getting people quality, compassionate care, including reproductive healthcare. Provide's 25 years of experience has shown these same individuals are both willing and able to play an essential role around pregnancy options counseling. These professionals often do not have the tools or support to assist women facing an unintended pregnancy. This is particularly true of situations where a woman does not want to continue her pregnancy. Given this gap, Provide trains providers to offer non-judgmental, all options counseling and referrals for unintended pregnancy.

Inmigración: Relaciones Colaborativas Entre Consejeros, Victimas y Abogados
Leo Vera, Esq.; Supervising Attorney; Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
El taller brevemente ofrecerá información sobre los remedios inmigratorios disponibles para lxs víctimas de violencia sexual. Proveerá el estatus de la situación inmigratoria en los Estados Unidos. Al fin se centrara en las formas que lxs asesorxs y abogados pueden trabajar juntxs para aumentar las posibilidades de resultados positivos con solicitudes de inmigración. Explicará la manera de que los consejerxs/asesorexs puden mejor apoyar a lxs víctimas de abuso sexual durante el proceso de inmigración.

CLOSED: THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. -- TRE: Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises -- a Simple, Effective Method for Mitigating the Effects of Stress in Your Body and in Your Life (Part 1)*
*Participants must attend Part 1 and Part 2. Each part will be offered twice as there's a limited number of 15 slots for each workshop.
Carla Fuquay, MS, LMHC, CHC; Outreach Counselor/Advocate; Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
Modern living is stressful. But inside our bodies there is a natural mechanism for unwinding and releasing deeply held tension that has accumulated due to everyday life events, immediate or prolonged stress, or traumatic life experiences. TRE® uses a set of seven exercises which can be modified for any body type to evoke a self-controlled, muscular tremor reflex deep in the core of the body. This reflex is the body’s natural way of discharging stored energy and rebalancing the nervous system. TRE® is easily learned, has immediate impact for most people, and can be integrated into a simple daily routine to help restore a sense of inner peace and emotional resiliency. Class is not appropriate for pregnant women. (TRE®, David Berceli © Copyright, www.treforall.org)

Please choose one workshop for this time period.

Workshop Descriptions for Session B (Wednesday, May 20th, 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm):

Men's Role in Women's Violence Prevention: Putting Down Patriarchy and Picking up Gender Equity
Dougla-Khan Stancil; Mental Health Professional; Florida A&M University
Many men are unaware of the role they have in women's violence prevention outside of not doing it or stopping it if they see it happening. This often causes them to feel a sense of powerlessness. This powerlessness, however, is a mistake in perception. Once men put down patriarchy and pick up gender equity, they can quickly move from powerless to empowered. Dialogue designed to unpack how patriarchal tenants such as power, control, and dominance lead to violence is essential in men redefining their role in violence prevention.

Restorative Justice: Repairing the Harm after Sexual Assault (Part 2)
Gretchen Casey; Restorative Justice Facilitator; Amend Initiative
Restorative Justice is not commonly understood or practiced in every community. The concept and practice of restorative justice is a challenge for people who are unfamiliar with it. Facilitated, reparative conversations can invite individuals to discuss uncomfortable events. In doing so, we honor and learn from the past, and prevent repeating mistakes. That is how we unlearn harm. This two-part workshop will introduce the concept of restorative justice and illustrate how the facilitation of restorative justice practices increase justice, repair harm, and demonstrate accountability.

Restaurando Las Marcas De Un Secreto
Diana Castillo Mejía; CEO; Nuevo Sendero, Inc.
El taller se cetrará en identificar como el silencio sobre la violencia sexual contribuye a la perpetuación de la violencia sexual intergeneracional en las comunidades latinas. Brindará herramientes de intervención y métodos que favorezcan la sanació de las victimas tomando en cuenta la conexión entre el cuerpo, la mente y el espíritu.

Leading and Sustaining: Building a Culture of Healthy Occupational Identity and Organizational Practice (Part 1)
Johnanna Ganz, Ph.D.; Researcher and Consultant; J Ganz Consulting
Occupational identity -- how you connect to your work impacts each and every day of an advocate's life. Staff, volunteers, and board members connect to an agency's organizational culture. Yet, the individual and the agency can struggle to understand how these intersections impact quality of life inside and outside of work. This topic is organized in two parts. Part One focuses on equipping leaders with the language, concepts, and tools to understand the intersection of occupational and organizational identity. Part One explore the questions, "How does work impact other identities?" How can organizational culture support healthy occupational identity?" Part Two uses the groundwork of Part One to engage in active discussion and idea generating on how to make practical changes in agency practice and give leadership new tools. Through these sessions, participants should come away with new skills, ideas, and tools to enhance leadership and build stronger communities of practice focused on healthy habits and more inclusive workplaces.

Highs and Lows of Cold Case Investigation and Prosecution
Francine Donnorummo, Esq.; SVU Chief; Office of the State Attorney
Prosecuting a sexual abuse case after the testing results of a decade old sexual abuse kit has been received, many years after the crime, has unique investigative, prosecution, ethical and emotional challenges. This presentation will address best practices in the prosecution of cold cases of sexual abuse and provide a few different case scenarios that have been addressed in the last few years within the criminal justice system.

Please choose one workshop for this time period.

Workshop Descriptions for Session C (Wednesday, May 20th, 3:05 pm - 4:20 pm):

Immigrant Visa Options for Survivors of Sexual Violence
Mary Rose Whitehouse, Esq.; Attorney; Florida Legal Services, Inc. Veronica Robleto; Immigrant Rights Paralegal; Florida Legal Services, Inc.
This presentation empowers advocates, medical professionals, and law enforcement to spot common legal issues that immigrant survivors of sexual abuse face and enable them to make effective referrals for direct representation. Although preparing an immigration petition may seem straightforward, the process is never as simple as filling out a form. The mishandling of a survivor's immigration case may have negative repercussions that could damage the person's ability to find a meaningful path to legal status. Professionals who serve as first-responders for survivors play a critical role in understanding survivors' stories and directing them to the appropriate legal resources.

Sentido de Pertenencia; Estrategias para incluir aspectos de la Cultura en los Grupos de Apoyo
Patricia Emmanuelli-Robles; Victim Advocate; Women’s Center of Jacksonville
Basado en investigaciones sobre los efectos de los grupos de apoyo en participantes, hemos podido observar que estos traen muchos beneficios a lxs participantes y son vistos como un recurso valioso para los mismxs. Por otro lado, estamos conscientes que lxs sobrevivientes latinxs enfrentan un sin número de barreras al momento de acceder servicios. Por lo tanto, como centros de apoyo debemos establecer un espacio seguro donde lxs sobrevivientes pueden compartir sus experiencias en su idioma natal y que se le respeten las diversidades y similitudes de sus culturas. De este modo se le amplia el acceso a los servicios de la comunidad. En este taller estaremos conversando sobre como incluir diferentes aspectos de la cultura latinx en los grupos de apoyo. Así proveyéndole a lxs sobrevivientes recursos para continuar su proceso de sanación.

Leading and Sustaining: Building a Culture of Healthy Occupational Identity and Organizational Practice (Part 2)
Johnanna Ganz, Ph.D.; Researcher and Consultant; J Ganz Consulting
Occupational identity -- how you connect to your work impacts each and every day of an advocate's life. Staff, volunteers, and board members connect to an agency's organizational culture. Yet, the individual and the agency can struggle to understand how these intersections impact quality of life inside and outside of work. This topic is organized in two parts. Part 1 focuses on equipping leaders with the language, concepts, and tools to understand the intersection of occupational and organizational identity. Part One explore the questions, "How does work impact other identities?" How can organizational culture support healthy occupational identity?" Part Two uses the groundwork of Part One to engage in active discussion and idea generating on how to make practical changes in agency practice and give leadership new tools. Through these sessions, participants should come away with new skills, ideas, and tools to enhance leadership and build stronger communities of practice focused on healthy habits and more inclusive workplaces.

CLOSED: THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. -- TRE: Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises -- a Simple, Effective Method for Mitigating the Effects of Stress in Your Body and in Your Life (Part 1 -- Repeated)*
*Participants must attend Part 1 and Part 2. Each part will be offered twice as there's a limited number of 15 slots for each workshop.
Carla Fuquay, -- certified TRE® provider -- MS, LMHC, CHC; Outreach Counselor/Advocate; Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
Modern living is stressful. But inside our bodies there is a natural mechanism for unwinding and releasing deeply held tension that has accumulated due to everyday life events, immediate or prolonged stress, or traumatic life experiences. TRE® uses a set of seven exercises which can be modified for any body type to evoke a self-controlled, muscular tremor reflex deep in the core of the body. This reflex is the body’s natural way of discharging stored energy and rebalancing the nervous system. TRE® is easily learned, has immediate impact for most people, and can be integrated into a simple daily routine to help restore a sense of inner peace and emotional resiliency. Class is not appropriate for pregnant women. (TRE®, David Berceli © Copyright, www.treforall.org)

Film: The Rape of Recy Taylor*
*This film is 1 hour 30 minutes long so it will run over the 1 hour 15 minutes allotted for this time slot. Please plan accordingly if you intend to stay for the entirety of the film.
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. The film exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. An attempted rape against Parks was but one inspiration for her ongoing work to find justice for countless women like Taylor. The 1955 bus boycott was an end result, not a beginning. More and more women are now speaking up after rape. Our film tells the story of black women who spoke up when danger was greatest; it was their noble efforts to take back their bodies that led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and movements that followed. The 2017 Global March by Women is linked to their courage. From sexual aggression on ‘40s southern streets to today’s college campuses and to the threatened right to choose, it is control of women’s bodies that powered the movement in Recy Taylor’s day and fuels our outrage today.

Please choose one workshop for this time period.

Workshop Descriptions for Session D (Thursday, May 21st, 9:00 am - 10:15 am):

It's a Wholeness Thing: Integrative, Indigenous Healing Methods for Women Sexual Abuse Survivors (Part 1)
Licia Berry; Founder, CEO; Daughters of Earth Women’s Leadership Institute
Licia Berry will teach and demonstrate in this two-part experiential workshop two powerful healing techniques (outlines in her 2016 #1 international bestseller I Am Her Daughter: The Healing Path to a Woman's Power) that she has utilized in her 30 years of healing women sexual abuse survivors to great success. The secret in this wholeness-based model that addresses (non-denominational) spiritual as well as emotional, mental and physical wounds created by sexual abuse and other abuses. Utilizing neurobiological, indigenous and ancestral memory approaches, Licia shows the participant the means to reclaim our birthright of sovereignty, joy, and wholeness.

Men's Role in Women's Violence Prevention: Putting Down Patriarchy and Picking up Gender Equity
Dougla-Khan Stancil; Mental Health Professional; Florida A&M University
Many men are unaware of the role they have in women's violence prevention outside of not doing it or stopping it if they see it happening. This often causes them to feel a sense of powerlessness. This powerlessness, however, is a mistake in perception. Once men put down patriarchy and pick up gender equity, they can quickly move from powerless to empowered. Dialogue designed to unpack how patriarchal tenants such as power, control, and dominance lead to violence is essential in men redefining their role in violence prevention.

Sexual Assault Survivors Healing Behind Bars
Deyanira Cotilla; Rural Sexual Assault Counselor; Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc. Nancy Acevedo; Sexual Assault Services Coordinator; Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc.
This interactive workshop focuses on offering an art project with incarcerated groups. This project allows inmates to express themselves about their past sexual assault trauma through art. Inmates are able to vent in a nonjudgmental and confidential way. The purpose of this project is to rehabilitate the inmate by providing a psycho-educational group with art.

Evidence-based Strategies for LGBTQ Student Best Practices, Mental Health, and Success
Ian Siljestrom; Statewide Safe Schools Associate Director; Equality Florida Institute
This learning session will equip participants with evidence-based strategies and best practices that ensure Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or questioning (LGBTQ) students are safe, included, and can graduate successfully. LGBTQ students comprise 15.7 - 21.5% of Florida high school populations, and over 20% of LGB students say that they have experienced sexual violence in the past year. Guided by Equality Florida's Safe and Healthy School's Statewide Associate Director, Ian Siljestrom, participants will gain knowledge, strategies, and take action to support LGBTQ youth while building safe and healthy schools and communities.

“Let’s Not Talk About It”: Service Barriers for Black Sexual Assault Survivors
Kim Anderson, Ph.D., LCSW; Professor; University of Central Florida Kenan Sualp, MSW; Doctoral Student; University of Central Florida Shayna Forgetta; Doctoral Student; University of Central Florida Brandi Godbee, LMHC ; Victim Service Center of Central Florida
This panel presentation will focus on an academic-victim service provider partnership to study service barriers on local and state levels for Black/African-American sexual assault survivors. This study's findings provide victim service providers, researchers, and educators with a conceptual framework to better understand access barriers and solutions for Black/AA sexual assault survivors. Lessons learned include the importance of cultural context and relevance in offering organizational services for victimized marginalized populations.

Please choose one workshop for this time period.

Workshop Descriptions for Session E (Thursday, May 21st, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm):

It's a Wholeness Thing: Integrative, Indigenous Healing Methods for Women Sexual Abuse Survivors (Part 2)
Licia Berry; Founder, CEO; Daughters of Earth Women’s Leadership Institute
Licia Berry will teach and demonstrate in this experiential two-part workshop two powerful healing techniques (outlines in her 2016 #1 international bestseller I Am Her Daughter: The Healing Path to a Woman's Power) that she has utilized in her 30 years of healing women sexual abuse survivors to great success. The secret in this wholeness-based model that addresses (non-denominational) spiritual as well as emotional, mental and physical wounds created by sexual abuse and other abuses. Utilizing neurobiological, indigenous and ancestral memory approaches, Licia shows the participant the means to reclaim our birthright of sovereignty, joy, and wholeness.

Referrals for Unintended Pregnancy
Monika M. Gillard, CHE; Major Gifts Officer; Provide, Inc.
Healthcare and social service providers often serve as a critical link to getting people quality, compassionate care, including reproductive healthcare. Provide's 25 years of experience has shown these same individuals are both willing and able to play an essential role around pregnancy options counseling. These professionals often do not have the tools or support to assist women facing an unintended pregnancy. This is particularly true of situations where a woman does not want to continue her pregnancy. Given this gap, Provide trains providers to offer non-judgmental, all options counseling and referrals for unintended pregnancy.

Art and Science of Working with Adolescents
Kathleen Cole; Licensed Therapy Coordinator; Palm Beach County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center Kelly Dambra; Licensed Therapist; Palm Beach County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center Christel Brydegaard, LMHC; Licensed Therapist; Palm Beach County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center
This presentation will explore the importance of identifying challenges of engaging adolescent sexual assault victims in therapy. Participants will gain an understanding of how to engage family and community in the treatment of adolescent sexual assault victims. This will foster a positive therapy experience. This presentation seeks to enhance and expand the skillset of professionals working with adolescent sexual assault survivors to include the most up to date practice standings.

The Y Factor -- Men in Victim Advocacy
Kevin Fox; Victim Advocate/Crisis Counselor; Victim Service Center of Central Florida Johnnie Kramer; Victim Advocate/Crisis Counselor; Victim Service Center of Central Florida
Many Sexual Violence programs, including Rape Crisis Centers, have forgone hiring male advocates. While there are definite challenges facing male Victim Advocates, the opportunities created by having male advocates on staff far outweigh the drawbacks (Javaid, 2016). The presenters will offer insight - based on research as well as personal experience - into the benefits and obstacles of having male advocates on staff. They will also offer suggestions into programmatic considerations and answer audience questions.

SANE Advocate Dance
Kathleen Kempke; Senior Director of Corbett Trauma Center; Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Jennifer Thayer; Director of Nursing; Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
Advocates and nurses have critical roles in the response and treatment of sexual assault survivors. These roles impact the victims' recovery and the success of investigations. The SANE brings a level of expertise to the collection of forensic evidence that is critical in the successful prosecution of cases. Advocates provide the emotional support and resources needed to make survivors good victim witnesses for prosecution and/or to begin the journey of healing. This workshop uses the metaphor of dance to discuss the celebrations and challenges SANEs and Advocates have encountered in the pursuit of their goal to provide collaborative victim centered services.

Please choose one workshop for this time period.

Workshop Descriptions for Session F (Thursday, May 21st, 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm):

Sanación Interna Por Medio Del Movimiento Consciente
Irene Rodriguez, M.S., LMHC, CAP (EMDRIA Approved Consultant and ICM Faculty); Owner; Mindful Journey Center, LLC.
Dancing Mindfulness (DM) es una práctica que cultiva las siete actitudes principales de mindfulness (no juzgar, no esforzarse, aceptar, dejar it, mente de principiante, paciendia y confianza) utilizando los canales de respiración, sonido, cuerpo, mente, espíritu, historia y la "fusión" de todos estos elementos en un contenedor divertido, seguro y de apoyo. No necesariamente "terapia de baile", DM es una práctica comunitaria desarrollada dentro de un contexto clínico informado por trauma. En esta sesión, los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de participar en una clase Dancing Mindfulness de práctica.

Holistic and Intersectional Approaches to Working with Oppressed and Marginalized Survivors of Sexual Violence
Jennifer Heard; Victim Advocate Therapist; Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center
Utilizing case examples, participants will explore the unique challenges that oppressed and marginalized populations face when healing from sexual violence. Participants will examine four therapeutic clients representing sex workers, transgender persons, people of color, and persons with disabilities. Using each of these examples, participants will look at what challenges each population faces with their healing journey, which holistic modalities foster healing, what privilege the therapist needs to be aware of when working with this population, and intersectionality within each survivor.

Consent for the Grown and Sexy
Haley Morrissette; Founder; Life is Hale LLC
Consent for the Grown and Sexy is a concept that centers on pleasure activism and sexual assault prevention measures. In practice, it is an event that invites a specific demographic to engage with questions surrounding consent and ethics. You will be able to answer, "How do we engage each other in every day consent as adults?"; "How do we encourage adults to learn more about consent?"; "How do we make it look sexy and inviting for the community?"

Sexual Violence Injunctions and their Multiple Intersections
Chris DelMarco, Esq.; Staff Attorney; Legal Services of North Florida
This workshop will provide an overview of the Sexual Violence Injunction with a focus on its intersection with other issues affecting survivors of sexual violence, including, but not limited to situations where there is a companion criminal case against the offender; contemporaneous proceedings through Title IX; and other civil causes of action. Challenges facing survivors of sexual violence in these contexts, along with suggestions for support and assistance will be explored.

Film: The Rape of Recy Taylor*
*This film is 1 hour 30 minutes long so it will run over the 1 hour 15 minutes allotted for this time slot. Please plan accordingly if you intend to stay for the entirety of the film.
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. The film exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. An attempted rape against Parks was but one inspiration for her ongoing work to find justice for countless women like Taylor. The 1955 bus boycott was an end result, not a beginning. More and more women are now speaking up after rape. Our film tells the story of black women who spoke up when danger was greatest; it was their noble efforts to take back their bodies that led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and movements that followed. The 2017 Global March by Women is linked to their courage. From sexual aggression on ‘40s southern streets to today’s college campuses and to the threatened right to choose, it is control of women’s bodies that powered the movement in Recy Taylor’s day and fuels our outrage today.

Please choose one workshop for this time period.

Workshop Descriptions for Session G (Friday, May 22nd, 8:45 am - 10:00 am):

Terapia EMDR: Mitos y Realidades
Irene Rodriguez, M.S., LMHC, CAP (EMDRIA Approved Consultant and ICM Faculty); Owner; Mindful Journey Center, LLC.
La Terapia EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) fue desarrollada por Dr. Francine Shapiro. Al momento es una de las terapias más investigadas para el tratamiento de PTSD y otros desórdenes mentales. La Terapia EMDR, es basada en la idea de que los pensamientos negativos, sentimientos y comportamientos son el resultado de memorias traumáticas no resueltas. Esta presentación se enfoca en clarificar 3 de los mitos más predominantes de la Terapia EMDR. Se enfoca en clarificar el procedimiento estándar de la terapia, incluyendo una demostración de un ejercicio de estabilización utilizando estimulación bilateral

Vicarious Trauma
Ariana Perdigon; SV Rural Advocate; Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center Amanda Schubert; Lead SV Victim Advocate: Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center
As sexual violence victim advocates, our experiences of vicarious trauma is continuously being influenced by our life experiences, both personal and professional. Vicarious trauma is important to identify because an advocate can actively take steps to make appropriate changes to help themselves through hard times. Helping yourself ensures you are doing your work with a fresh outlook and you are also taking care of yourself. Taking care of yourself provides hope. This workshop means to spread hope to victim advocates and let them know they are not alone and when it is time to take action steps to address their vicarious trauma.

Moving Toward Acceptance and Change: DBT-Informed Therapy with Survivors of Sexual Violence
Emily Rivera; Victim Advocate; Victim Service Center of Central Florida Orialis Sosa; Victim Advocate; Victim Service Center of Central Florida
Traumatic stress has long-lasting effects. Survivors struggle to integrate their experience in a way that helps them accept, change, and grow. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment for suicidality, self-harm, and Borderline Personality Disorder. The main goals are teaching mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. These modules target difficulties associated with life after trauma. DBT's goal is to create a "life worth living". The presenters will focus on four concepts: TIPP skills for our emotional breaking point, Reality Acceptance skills for when we cannot change reality, and emotional "Action-Urges" and "Opposite Action" for emotion regulation.

Medical Forensic Exam and the Unconscious Patient
Kris-Tena Albers, APRN, MN, SANE-A; Director, SANE Training and Sustainability Program; Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
Conducting a medical forensic exam on an unconscious patient, who cannot give consent, is a complicated situation for the sexual assault response team (advocates, SANEs, law enforcement and hospital personnel). This workshop will address issues to be considered when faced with this situation.

CLOSED: THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. -- TRE: Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises -- a Simple, Effective Method for Mitigating the Effects of Stress in Your Body and in Your Life (Part 2 repeated)*
*Participants must attend Part 1 and Part 2. Each part will be offered twice as there's a limited number of 15 slots for each workshop.
Carla Fuquay, -- certified TRE provider -- MS, LMHC, CHC; Outreach Counselor/Advocate; Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
Modern living is stressful. But inside our bodies there is a natural mechanism for unwinding and releasing deeply held tension that has accumulated due to everyday life events, immediate or prolonged stress, or traumatic life experiences. TRE® uses a set of seven exercises which can be modified for any body type to evoke a self-controlled, muscular tremor reflex deep in the core of the body. This reflex is the body’s natural way of discharging stored energy and rebalancing the nervous system. TRE® is easily learned, has immediate impact for most people, and can be integrated into a simple daily routine to help restore a sense of inner peace and emotional resiliency. Class is not appropriate for pregnant women. (TRE®, David Berceli © Copyright, www.treforall.org)

After the Summit (Friday, May 22nd, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm):

FULL: This workshop is closed.

Because of the limited number of slots available for the TRE sessions, we are offering an additional part 2 of the TRE course after the Summit activities.

TRE®: Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises -- a Simple, Effective Method for Mitigating the Effects of Stress in Your Body and in Your Life (Part 2 -- Repeated)*
*Participants must attend Part 1 and Part 2. Each part will be offered twice as there's a limited number of 15 slots for each workshop.
Carla Fuquay, -- certified TRE provider -- MS, LMHC, CHC; Outreach Counselor/Advocate; Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
Modern living is stressful. But inside our bodies there is a natural mechanism for unwinding and releasing deeply held tension that has accumulated due to everyday life events, immediate or prolonged stress, or traumatic life experiences. TRE® uses a set of seven exercises which can be modified for any body type to evoke a self-controlled, muscular tremor reflex deep in the core of the body. This reflex is the body’s natural way of discharging stored energy and rebalancing the nervous system. TRE® is easily learned, has immediate impact for most people, and can be integrated into a simple daily routine to help restore a sense of inner peace and emotional resiliency. Class is not appropriate for pregnant women. (TRE®, David Berceli © Copyright, www.treforall.org)